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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Viper, May 10, 2014.

  1. Viper

    Viper Read Only Funster

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am due to retire from the Army at the end of the year and our plan is to relocate to France (long term rent) buy a motorhome and tour Europe (well you have to have a dream).....

    We hired a Swift Bolero last year and toured the Loire and we loved it and that whats inspired us to go live the dream. We have lots of questions but not sure where to start so we will over the coming months be posting them so that we can learn and harness the myriad of experience that this site no doubt has.

    Initial thoughts are:

    Do we buy here or France
    Solar
    Satelite TV
    Internet use whilst in EU

    Thanking you in advance for any help, advice, pointers etc that you are able to offer.

    Kind regards,

    Vince
     
  2. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Hi and welcome to fun

    cant answer your questions but someone might be able to

    this website has a great search facility with loads of info so have a trawl through xxx
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    If you are going to permanently live in your own house in France and nothing in UK, definately buy a French registered van, lot less hassle

    Peter
     
  4. AuldCodger

    AuldCodger Read Only Funster

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    Welcome Vince from us :thumb:

    A few words of advice, when viewing properties in France remember you will require a large parcel of land, an old orchard would be nice. Close proximity to a nice village with a good restaurant and a few bars. Sounding good so far? it will to all of us who will want to come and visit :Laughing:
    Enjoy your time off.
     
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  6. Momo

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    Hi Viper and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
  7. Pilote87

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    Bienvenue

    Hi Viper and welcome to the "nut house".

    I jumped through all the necessary hoops 3 -4 years ago in order to re-register a lhd vehicle I had bought in the UK and it was a fairly lengthy and pricey process. My advice would be, as Peter (J C Motorhomes) has suggested, if, in future, you won't have a UK base then buy in France.

    If you can give an indication of what region of France you are thinking of moving to then one of the Funsters already living south of la Manche may well be able to give some advice on where to go looking.

    Best wishes on trying to live your dream. We are.

    J
     
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    :welcome:buy a lovely place in france then we can all come and stay....:thumb::thumb:
     
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